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Fern Hill Hotel

R103 Midmar, Tweedie R103, Midmar, Howick 3255 South Africa
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A family-run hotel and firm favourite in the Midlands for over 20 years. Fern Hill has 26 rooms, a pub, the award-winning Snooty Fox a la carte restaurant, conference facilities, wedding venues and a chapel. We pride ourselves on offering the best service in the Midlands! We also have an internationally recognised (City & Guilds) Hotel School.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Dry cleaning
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Lauren_LW wrote a review Apr 2021
South Africa778 contributions27 helpful votes
Closely situated to Midmar entrance. Less than 500 m drive approximately. Needed accommodation for the 226 Challenge. Service, flexibility and food was excellent. Thanks for great stay. Vodacom signal not strong all over. Wifi in reception.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Lizo wrote a review Dec 2020
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We had a small group dinner of 20 people celebrating 2 anniversaries. The venue was neat, well decorated and welcoming. It was a cool night but inside it was warm and cozy. The staff were friendly and a pleasure to work with from booking stage right until the actual evening. The food was wonderful! Even vegetarians were well taken care of. We requested to bring our own drinks and that was accommodated effortlessly. All-jn-al, the evening was fantastic.
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Date of stay: December 2020
SightseekerKath wrote a review Nov 2020
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Had a really lovely lunch at the Snooty Fox restaurant at Fern Hill. Food was excellent, staff very friendly, welcoming and service is good. Piano player tinkling away on the corner was a nice touch too.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
ibaol wrote a review Feb 2020
Los Angeles, California497 contributions224 helpful votes
Our tour group stopped here for lunch. The staff was warm and welcoming. The lovely restaurant is staffed by culinary school students.There is a plaque stating that Mandela stayed there-which made it even more special. This is a great place to stop if you are driving to Durban or to the Vally of a Thousand Hills.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from FernHillHotel, Owner at Fern Hill Hotel
Responded 02 Feb 2020
Dear valued guest What wonderful praise! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We remember your group well and are so happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves so much. It was an absolute pleasure having you and we do hope when you are visiting our beautiful country again you will pop in. Thank you again. Kind regards Stephanie Szecsei
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Roger00013 wrote a review Oct 2019
Kettering, United Kingdom56 contributions73 helpful votes
Used this hotel again this year whilst visiting family in Howick. Staff friendly and very helpful. Hotel and room clean and tidy. Food good and a vast range of choices. Wifi was on this visit a bit flaky. Will definitely use again.we stayed for 7 nights on a bed and breakfast basis but every night dropped into bar for a snack.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$72 - US$118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalHowick
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fern Hill Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Fern Hill Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Nelson Mandela Capture Site (2.7 km), Piggly Wiggly (6.0 km), and Howick Falls (4.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fern Hill Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Fern Hill Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Fern Hill Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Fern Hill Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fern Hill Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tumble Downs, The Snooty Fox, and Piggly Wiggly Coffee Shop.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fern Hill Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fern Hill Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Fern Hill Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Is Fern Hill Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.